Leaders hope museum will educate, inspire community | News

HUNTINGTON — The home where she once lived will soon become a resource others can use to learn about the life and legacy of former Huntington resident Memphis Tennessee Garrison. 

Don’t let the name confuse you — Memphis made her mark in Huntington and called it home after moving to the city in 1952. She spent much of her life as a teacher in McDowell County, West Virginia, for more than four decades.

In addition to teaching, she helped to develop and sustain chapters of the NAACP in southern West Virginia, and served as a national vice president and as a field secretary who undertook special organizing and membership activities.

After relocating to Huntington in 1952, she continued working as a substitute teacher and remained active in the community. Her home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

On Tuesday, members of the community and several

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Air Zoo museum in Portage offers virtual science education labs for children

PORTAGE, MI — The Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum is deploying virtual learning programs through its museum in Portage and across the country in an effort to expose kids and their parents to science education, the museum announced in a news release.

The Air Zoo’s virtual programs are for children age 3 and up, and designed up to immerse kids in hands-on science education courses. Financial aid and scholarships are offered to help both individuals and groups that meet requirements and cover the cost of most of their educational programs, Air Zoo said in the release.

“As we build on the outstanding success of our new, immersive and engaging virtual summer camp programs, that reached children and families across the country, and even into Mexico, the dedicated team here at the Air Zoo is so proud to announce that it has just launched a new and exciting arsenal of

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Museum dedicated to the Cape Flats aims to educate and empower

By Shakirah Thebus Time of article published5m ago

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Cape Town – A museum dedicated to showcasing the raw and vivid colours of Cape Flats history, culture and the colossal impact gangsterism has on these communities, had a pre-launch on Tuesday.

The Y-Wise Up museum, located at the YMCA Rotary Camp in Strandfontein, is an initiative by YMCA Cape Flats that attempts to educate and empower communities while creating more awareness in societies.

YMCA Cape Flats director Ricardo de Reuck said the idea was birthed when he visited the 18 Gangsters Museum in Khayelitsha early last year.

De Reuck also lost his nephew to gang violence, prompting him to think more determinedly about spreading gang prevention messages in an unconventional manner, and leaning on Cape Flats history and culture.

The Cape Flats Museum in Strandfontein is dedicated to showcasing local culture and history. Picture:
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The coming of the International African American Museum | Charleston’s Choice 2020

“People are known by the records they keep,” observed Pulitzer prize-winning writer and human rights activist Alice Walker. “If it isn’t in the record,” she continues, “it will be said that it did not happen. That’s what history is…a keeping of records.”

Walker’s dictum on the power of history and the utility of record-keeping and documentation has long inspired my philosophy as an educator, public historian and museum practitioner. For me, “keeping” African American history and culture, in particular, is not merely a vocation, it is a calling. The gravitational pull to document our stories for the next generation; to rescue our records and unvarnished truths from the atrophy of memory; and to “keep” our history for perpetuity is what drew me to the International African American Museum and ultimately to Charleston.

Before moving here two years ago, Charleston had long stood in my imagination as a charming city with

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Holocaust museum unveils digital education resources

The goal is to educate young people about the atrocities, while promoting tolerance.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida’s Board of Education held its bi-monthly meeting in Tampa Bay at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg Wednesday.

The location was chosen because, in addition to discussing COVID-19 and other school related issues, the board also unveiled a new Holocaust education program.

Board members heard chilling words from Holocaust Survivor Toni Rinde, whose personal story is one of the many recorded resources now available online for teachers and students across the state of Florida.

“If our country is going to continue to advance and move in the right direction and avoid these horrible atrocities from history from ever happening again – education is vital,” said Board Member Ben Gibson.

The museum unveiled a new digital version of its Holocaust education materials, which includes links to all sorts of age-appropriate information and

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